The JUSTICE Project
Justice for Underserved Students: Teacher Preparation in Inclusive Classroom Environments
The JUSTICE Project at Canisius College provides teacher education candidates, faculty, and area K-12 teachers with opportunities to learn about and address the critical issues facing educators in today's classrooms. The work of the project affords opportunities to build partnerships and work collaboratively with stakeholders to promote best practices in education.
The project's scope of work is driven by eleven elements. Each element addresses a current educational topic that has been identified as critical in the efforts to improve urban education for children with special needs.
The JUSTICE Project's initiatives include research, enhancement of Canisius College’s Special Education Program curriculum, providing area K-12 teachers with ingoing professional development trainings, integration of assistive technology into classrooms, inclusive classroom.
2016-17 Professional Development Series
Assistive Technology for the General Educator: Facilitating success of students with learning/behavioral needs through the use of relevant technology
This series will focus on increasing participant awareness of and ability to utilize relevant technology to meet the needs of all students. During the series participants will:
- Learn about assistive technology devices and services available to facilitate success of students with learning/behavioral needs.
- Assess students' learning/instructional needs to identify the appropriate technology for instruction.
- Select and apply research-based practices for integrating technology into instruction.
- Apply assistive technology to the instructional process and evaluate its impact on learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
* All sessions will be held from 4:30-7:00 pm in the Grupp Fireside Lounge at Canisius (located in the student center)
* Check out our flier for more information about the spring sessions in the JUSTICE Professional Development Series!
➢ September 21, 2016, Patrick McMillan
Google for Assistive Technology Tools
➢ October 19, 2016, Rob Zdrojewski and Alane Seeger
Using Kahoot and Socrative to Engage Our Students
➢ November 30, 2016, Mark Drollinger, Max Grundy, Mary Howard
➢ January 18, 2017, Dr. Nancy Cook
Digital Literacy Resources for Students with Learning/Behavioral Needs
➢ February 15, 2017, Dr. Kathy Doody
Tools to Assist Students with Autism
➢ March 22, 2017, Dr. Kathleen Gradel
Tools to Differentiate the Research Process
➢ April 19, 2017
Teacher Showcase of Research Studies
Professional Development (PD) Hours: Participants will be awarded 2.5 professional development hours for each session attended, and can receive up to 17.5 hours for attending all 7 sessions.
- Seating is limited, register prior to attending sessions
- Registration is limited to Canisius community members, teacher candidates, and educators working in area schools
ATTENTION Buffalo Public School Faculty:
You must register for this series through your Teacher Center using the PGS
The JUSTICE Elements encompass the project’s mission to improve teacher education programs to help improve urban education and the education of students with high incidence disabilities. These elements address pedagogy supported by evidence based practices that will facilitate and promote the project’s goal.
Learn More About the JUSTICE Project
For further information contact:
Patricia Waters, PhD
JUSTICE Project Administrator
email@example.com or 716-888-3742
Funded through Grant H32T110018